2022 Virtual Participant Instructions

2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon – Virtual Events

The 2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is proud to include Virtual Options! Participants who want to participate remotely in the 2022 event can do so through our virtual event options. This allows for participants to complete their mileage on their own at the place of their choosing; bike trail, neighborhood, treadmill, and more! This also enables them to complete their mileage on their time during race week (March 20-27, 2022). We have Virtual Event options for the marathon, half marathon, 5k, relay, and kids run.

Participants who wish to register for a virtual event can do so by selecting their event from the drop down menu on the marathon’s registration page (for example: “Marathon – Virtual Edition”). Here is a direct link to registration:

Fittest Company Challenge and Fittest School Challenge
Participants in the Virtual Events also count toward their company or school total for the Fittest Company or Fittest School Challenge! Just be sure and include your Company/School during the registration process.

Instructions for Submitting Virtual Results
Thank you for participating in the 2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon – Virtual Edition! We have received many questions about where, when, and how to submit results.

When: You’ll be able to submit your virtual results starting on Sunday, March 20, at 12:01 a.m. You can submit your results until Sunday, March 27, at 11:59 p.m. Be sure and submit your results during the week-long window!

Where: Go to our event page found here and click on “Submit Virtual Results” button.

How: Submitting your virtual results is very user-friendly. You can input your data manually, or you can choose to upload your data from your third-party service (Garmin, Strava, etc.). However, if you need assistance, click here for a thorough article by that explains step by step how to submit your results.

NOTE: If your third-party service tries to upload a distance longer than the one you are registered for, it will give you an error message and ask you to input manually. For example, if you register for the marathon and your Garmin says you ran 26.35 miles, our results system will require you to change your mileage to just 26.2 miles for proper submission.

What: You will be able to view comprehensive data including total miles, pace, elevation, and overall placement.

Why: Because you believe in a healthier community just as we do!


There are two options for obtaining your race packet.

OPTION 1 – Pickup your race packet at our traditional Clayton Health and Fitness Expo. This will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall (935 World’s Fair Park Drive). The hours of the Expo are 9 am – 8 pm Eastern. This is the time and location that participants in the live, in-person events will also pick up their packets.

OPTION 2 – Have your packet shipped to you starting the week of March 28.

For a $6 shipping charge per packet, we are offering to ship packets to virtual participants starting the week of March 28 (after event weekend). If you want us to do this for you, you MUST visit our merchandise store and purchase this item. Click here to have your virtual race packet shipped. (The item is at the bottom of the merchandise store webpage).

Please note that we will only ship packets to participants in the virtual events; we will not ship them to participants in the live, in-person events.

Click here for a pdf version of this information.

Thanks again for participating in one of our virtual events this year. We appreciate your support!

2021 Fittest School Challenge Results

2021 Fittest School Challenge Results Are In!

The Fittest School Challenge, presented by Dollywood, is a competition between area schools that awards winners based upon the percentage of participation. Each child that participated in the Covenant Kids Run on October 2 earned one point for their school. We tallied each school’s respective points and divided that number by the total enrollment of that school to determine their participation percentage. We award prize money to the top schools in a ten-county radius. More than one school in each county was eligible to win prize money. Once again, we offered two categories, large and small, for the schools based upon their enrollment. Now on to the winners…

Large Division
1. Ritta Elementary                         $1000
2. Shannondale Elementary            $750
3. Rocky Hill Elementary                 $500
4. Bearden Elementary                    $350
5. Sequoyah Elementary                 $200

Small Division
1. Episcopal School of Knoxville     $1000
2. Garden Montessori School          $750
3. First Baptist Academy                  $500
4. Knoxville Christian School           $350
5. Temple Baptist Academy             $200

We will present each of these schools with a custom plaque and prize money this fall. Huge thanks to Dollywood for sponsoring this year’s Fittest School Challenge!

2021 Bib Number Posted for Live Event Participants!

If you are participating in one of our live, in-person events, you’ll need to know your bib number when you arrive at the Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday!

Click here to view the list of bib numbers (listed alphabetically by last name).

NOTE: If you are participating in one of the virtual events:
1. If you opted to have your packet shipped to you, you’ll receive a bib with your packet.
2. If you opt to pick your packet up at the Expo on Saturday, then you’ll be assigned a bib when you pick up your virtual packet.


Join us for the 2021 Spring Distance Challenge!

Join the Knoxville Track Club for a Virtual Spring Distance Challenge that will highlight the neighborhoods in the City of Knoxville and Knox County!

Start Date: March 20, 2020
End Date: June 20, 2020

We have created a Virtual Tour throughout Knoxville and Knox County that will highlight many of the historic neighborhoods within the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Finish our tour once to complete 225 miles or twice for the ultimate goal of 450 miles!

Simply run, walk, or hike your mileage over the course of the spring (March 20 – June 20) and log your miles online as you go. You do not need to exercise in Knoxville, Knox County or on our highlighted tour; you are welcome to log miles anywhere you desire! Registered participants can submit virtual results daily through their account. Distance is required, time is optional. Virtual results will be accepted starting on March 20.

Each registrant will receive an official “Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Spring Distance Challenge” shirt, finisher’s buff, and finisher’s medal! Swag can be picked up locally at Eddie’s Health Shoppe or shipped to you for an additional $5. We will notify registrants when swag is ready for pickup or shipment.

For more information or to register today, click here.

2021 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Set for October 2-3

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon set for Oct. 2-3, 2021

Online race registration opens Feb. 15

The 17th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race weekend will take place Oct. 2-3, 2021. Online registration for all races is open now at

The Kids Run and 5K are scheduled for the evening of Saturday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 and 6 p.m., respectively. The marathon, half marathon and relay events are set for Sunday, Oct. 3, starting at 7:30 a.m.

The fall 2021 event will feature in-person races starting at the iconic Sunsphere on the Clinch Avenue Viaduct and ending in World’s Fair Park, with various routes featuring downtown Knoxville, its beautiful surrounding neighborhoods and the University of Tennessee campus. Virtual options also will be available for those who wish to participate remotely.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and potential restrictions on public gatherings, all 2021 races and supporting events were shifted from March to October. Race officials currently are confirming the race routes and planning additional festivities for finishers, families and fans to enjoy. More information will be announced as details become available.

“We are looking forward to a safe, in-person race weekend in October,” Race Director Jason Altman said. “Like many other organizations and event planners, the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon faced many unexpected challenges during the past year. We are thrilled that we will be able to gather together this fall – to walk, jog, run, volunteer and cheer. Between now and then, keep training and racing toward your goals, and we’ll see you at the finish line!”

Everyone who deferred registration from 2020 to the 2021 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will be able to participate in the October events as planned. New participants are encouraged to register online at

Current registration fees include $65 for the full marathon; $50 for half-marathon and two-person relay; $40 for four-person relay; $25 for 5K; and $10 for Covenant Kids Run. Price increases for entry fees will go into effect later this spring.

“We are thankful for the community’s patience and understanding as we have rerouted this year’s events to ensure a safe, in-person race weekend,” Covenant Health President and CEO Jim VanderSteeg said. “As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues, we encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands to slow the spread of illness. We wish everyone a safe and healthy year leading up to race weekend and look forward to seeing you in October.”